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What is a program map?

Program maps provide you with the required course names and course codes to ensure you are enrolled in the correct courses for your program. 

What is an elective?

Electives are courses you can choose. FSSH electives include any course offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

General electives include any course:

  • Where you have the required prerequisites.
  • Where you are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
  • That fits your schedule.

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  • Communication and Digital Media Studies

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Communication and Digital Media Studies program:

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication Studies

    COMM 1420U

    Living Digitally

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    CRMN 1000U

    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Semester 2

    15 credit hours

    POSC 1000U

    Introduction to Political Science

    COMM 1320U

    Public Speaking

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for the Social Sciences

    General elective*

    Recommended elective: ALSU 1101U Foundations for Academic Learning and Success

    Electives include any Ontario Tech University course:

    • For which a student has the required prerequisites.
    • That students are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits the student’s schedule.

     Upper-year students:
    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advisor via email.

  • Communication and Digital Media Studies - Advanced Entry

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Communication and Digital Media Studies - Advanced Entry program:

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication Studies

    COMM 2110U

    Communication Theory: Keyworks

    COMM 1420U

    Living Digitally

    COMM 3710U

    Intercultural Communication

    COMM 2210U

    Researching Communication and Digital Culture

    Semester 2

    15 credit hours

    COMM 3250U

    Pop Culture

    COMM 3510U

    Work in the Digital Age

    COMM 3610U

    Persuasion

    COMM 2220U

    The Media and Communication in Canada

    FSSH elective*

    Any year level

    *FSSH electives include any course offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (i.e. CRMN, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, and SSCI) as well as COMM 2240U and COMM 3720U for the winter 2019 semester. 

  • Criminology and Justice

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Criminology and Justice program:

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    CRMN 1000U

    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for the Social Sciences

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication Studies

    Semester 2

    15 credit hours

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    POSC 1200U

    Introduction to Social Policy

    SSCI 1300U

    Social Problems

    Elective

    ALSU 1101U Foundations for Academic Learning and Success is recommended

    Electives include any Ontario Tech University course:

    • For which a student has the required prerequisites.
    • That students are not precluded from taking by program restriction.
    • That fits the student’s schedule.

     Upper-year students:
    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advisor via email.

  • Criminology and Justice - Advanced Entry

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Criminology and Justice - Advanced Entry program:

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    CRMN 2850U

    Classical Theories of Crime

    SSCI 2900U

    Research Methods

    Two of

    CRMN 3050U

    LGLS 3053U

    CRMN 3060U

     

    Police and Society

    Prosecution and Sentencing

    Punishment and Society

    Elective

    PSYC 2030U Abnormal Psychology is recommended

    Semester 2

     15 credit hours

    CRMN 3850U

    Contemporary Theories of Crime

    SSCI 2910U

    Data Analysis

    SSCI 2920U

    Qualitative Methods

    One of

    CRMN 3010U

    CRMN 3028U

    CRMN 3052U

    CRMN 3056U

     

    Social Justice and Conflict

    Women in the Criminal Justice System

    Policing Diverse Communities

    Race-ing Justice

    One of

    CRMN 3022U

    CRMN 3025U

    CRMN 3027U

     

    Hate Crime

    Victimology

    Delinquency, Deviance &Youth Crime

  • Forensic Psychology

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Forensic Psychology program:

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    BIOL 1841U

    Essentials of Biology

    COMM 1100U

     Introduction to Communication Studies

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    CRMN 1000U

    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    LGLS 1000U

     Foundations of Legal Studies

    Semester 2

    15 credit hours

    FSCI 1010U

    Introductory Forensic Science

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    PSYC 1000U

     Introductory Psychology

    SSCI 1910U

     Writing for the Social Sciences

    Elective

    ALSU 1101U Foundations for Academic Learning and Success is recommended.

    Upper-year students:

    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advising team via email.

  • Forensic Psychology - Advanced Entry

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Forensic Psychology - Advanced Entry program:

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    BIOL 1841U

    Essentials of Biology (OR two college biology courses)

    PSYC 2030U

    Abnormal Psychology

    SSCI 2900U

    Research Methods

    PSYC 2010U

    Developmental Psychology

    PSYC 2060U

    Cognitive Psychology

    Semester 2

    15 credit hours

    PSYC 3210U

    Forensic Psychology

    SSCI 2910U

    Data Analysis

    PSYC 2020U

    Social Psychology

    PSYC 2050U

    Brain and Behaviour

    FSSH elective*

    Must be a 3000U-level course

    *FSSH electives include any course offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (i.e. COMM, CRMN, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, SSCI)

  • Legal Studies

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Legal Studies program:

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    CRMN1000U

    Intro to Criminal Justice

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    Semester 2

    15 credit hours

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    POSC 1200U

    Introduction to Social Policy

    SSCI 1300U

    Social Problems

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for Social Sciences

    Elective

    Recommended ALSU 1101U Foundations for Academic Learning and Success should be taken as an elective

    Upper-year students:
    If you have been admitted to upper year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advising team via email.

  • Legal Studies - Advanced Entry

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Legal Studies - Advanced Entry Program:

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    LGLS 2100U

    Public Law

    LGLS 2110U

    Private Law

    LGLS 2200U

    Legal Theory

    LGLS 2940U

    Legal Research Methods

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    Semester 2

    15 credit hours

    Two of

    LGLS 2120U

    LGLS 2420U

    LGLS 2500U

     

    International Law

    Canadian Human Rights Law

    Information and Privacy Law

    One of

    LGLS 3310U

    LGLS 3300U

     

    Indigenous Peoples, Law and the State in Canada

    Disability and the Law

    LGLS 3200U

    Sociology of Law

    LGLS elective

    This includes courses with the LGLS prefix, plus CRMN 2010U Criminal Law, and LGLS 2011U Immigration and Refugee Law.

    Upper-year students:
    If you have been admitted to upper year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advising team via email.

  • Political Science

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Political Science program:

    Semester 1

    15 credit hours

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication Studies

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    CRMN 1000U

    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    General elective

    ALSU 1101U – Foundations for Academic Learning and Success is a recommended elective

    Semester 2

    15 credit hours

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for the Social Sciences

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    POSC 1200U

    Introduction to Social Policy

    General elective

     

  • Political Science - Advanced Entry

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Political Science - Advanced Entry program:

    Semester I

    15 credit hours

    POSC 2200U

     Fundamentals of Policy Analysis

    POSC  3000U

     Policy, Democracy and Governance

    SSCI 2900U

    Research Methods

    POSC 3101

    Inequality and Development

    One of

    POSC 3601U

    POSC 3602U

     

    The Politics of Health or

    Labour in the Global Ecomony

    Semester 2

    15 credit hours

    POSC 2000U

    Canadian Politics

    POSC 3800U

    Principles of Economics and Political Economy

    POSC 3600U

    Politics of Education in Canada

    FSSH elective*

    Any year level

    FSSH elective*

    Any year level

    *FSSH electives include any course offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (i.e. COMM, CRMN, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, SSCI)


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